Vietnam Essays On History Culture And Society

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The Vietnam War1945 – 1975

David Parsons, Marci Reaven and Lily Wong

Published by GILES in association with the New-York Historical Society

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"Manages briefly but accurately to cover virtually every important political, geopolitical, military, and societal aspect of the war"—Marc Leepson, The Vietnam Veterans of America

"Pairs a concise, chronological history of the war with a stunning collection of mostly black-and-white images"—Publishers Weekly

Accompanies an exhibition at the New-York Historical Society, NY, October 06, 2017-April 22, 2018

About the Book

This vividly illustrated book offers a clear and engaging account of the full expanse of the Vietnam War—its causes, conduct, and consequences on the warfront as well as the homefront. Six short essays and nearly fifty chronological entries highlight the places, people, key events, and burning questions of the era. Packed with photographs, posters and other visuals that evoke the period, this volume traces the history of American involvement in Vietnam from 1945 to 1975.

More than forty years have passed since the Vietnam War came to an end, but its far-reaching impact continues to reverberate today. Grounded in recent scholarship, The Vietnam War integrates multiple perspectives as it brings home the complexity of one of the signal events of the twentieth century.

About the Author(s)

One of the preeminent cultural institutions in the United States, New-York Historical Society is dedicated to fostering research, presenting history and art exhibitions, and hosting public programs that reveal the dynamism of history and its influence on the world today. Founded in 1804, New-York Historical has a mission to explore the richly layered political, cultural and social history of New York City, State, and the nation, and to serve as a national forum for the discussion of issues surrounding the making and meaning of history.


Essay about The Vietnam War's Effects on American Society

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The Vietnam War's Effects on American Society

The Vietnam War had a profound effect on American society.
It changed the way we viewed our government, the media, and our Constitutional rights. Because of this shift in perspective, the country was torn apart and yet still came together in new and different ways. The Vietnam War's contraversiality spurred a great many sources of protest, against our government's use of power, how far we could stretch the rights of free expression, and primarily against the violence of the war itself. These changes in the behavior of society have left a lasting mark on our perception and the demand to be informed since that influencial period of social turmoil.

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It was not just a war in Vietnam or in
America, but the war became a symbol (Gioglio, 20).

One of the most prevelant type of protests were based on the imparting of knowledge. These were known as teach- ins. The teach-ins were really the first step in raising conciousness to the impact the war could have(Fever, 11).
They were the first things to get people informed and involved. Starting with teach-ins during the spring of
1965, the massive antiwar efforts centered on the colleges, with the students playing leading roles. These teach-ins were mass public demonstrations, usually held in the spring and fall seasons. The teach-in movement was at first, a gentle approach to the antiwar activity (Gettleman, 54).
"Teach-ins were one important way to bring more people into the antiwar movement. During a teach-in, students, faculty

members, and guest speakers discussed issues concerning the
Vietnam war"(McCormick, 37). The teach-ins began at the
University of Michigan in March of 1965, and spread to other campuses, including Wisconsin in April. These protests at some of America's most well known universities attracted the public eye. "The demonstrations were one form of attempting to go beyond mere words and research and reason, and to put direct pressure on those who were conducting policy in apparent disdain for the will expressed by the voters"
(Spector, 30-31). Although

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